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Department
English
Course
ENGC44H3
Professor
Michael Petit
Semester
Fall

Description
Signs, Semiotics, Discourse Signs:  We create meaning about the world around us through representation.  This process of meaning-making through representation takes place through systems.  You must learn the rules and conventions of the system of writing in order to write.  Likewise, you must also learn the rules and conventions of visual images.  Semiotics = the study of signs.  A way to understand culture as if it were a language.  A sign = a representation and a representation = a sign.  Signs are ideological.  They encode norms that have a “taken for granted-ness” quality. “That’s just the way things are.”  Signs portray authority. Semiotics:  Semiotics is an intellectual tool widely used within humanities disciplines. Two Key Founders:  Charles Sanders Peirce (pronounced “purse”) (1839-1914) and
Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913)
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